Governors State University: Statistics

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#869 of 2,597 In North America
#801 of 2,496 In the United States
#32 of 100 In Illinois
#802 of 1,044 For Social Work

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Acceptance rate
48%
Average SAT
940
Average ACT
19
Aid receiving
90%
Undergraduates
3,022
Graduates
1,628
Male:Female Ratio
33:67
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
govst.edu

Governors State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 48% 44% 49%
Applicants 1,459 475 984
Admissions 698 211 487
Freshmen enrolled full time 206 60 146
Freshmen enrolled part time 7 2 5

1,897 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

744 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
154 or 72%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 830
or below

75% of them
had 1050
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Governors State University are 830-1050 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
39 or 18%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 21
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Governors State University are 17-21 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Black or African American 1784 (38%)
White 1494 (32%)
Hispanic 691 (15%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 283 (6%)
Nonresident Alien 150 (3%)
Asian 122 (3%)
Two or more races 120 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$11,047
Students receiving aid
90%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $7,512$6,354
Tuition in-state $7,512$6,354
Tuition out-of-state $15,024$12,708
Fee in-district $2,596$1,966
Fee in-state $2,596$1,966
Fee out-of-state $2,596$1,966

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 272
Combined charge for room and board $10,468
Room charge $7,468
Meal charge $3,000

Governors State University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Psychology, General 96 17
Business Administration and Management, General 87 23
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 108
Social Work 44 48
Computer Science 41 33
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 63 6
Accounting 42 13
Counseling Psychology 55
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration & Management 38 14
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 50
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 42
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 41
Information Technology 39
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 35
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 28
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 26 2
Physical Therapy & Therapist 28
English Language and Literature, General 20 6
Nursing Science 26
Substance Abuse & Addiction Counseling 25
Elementary Education and Teaching 21
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 19
Mathematics, General 13 6
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 19
Mass Communication & Media Studies 8 10
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 13
Operations Management and Supervision 13
Political Science and Government, General 5 4
Organizational Leadership 9
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 7
Art & Art Studies, General 5 1
Public Administration 6
School Psychology 6
Management Information Systems, General 4
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 4
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 3
Environmental Biology 3
Sociology and Anthropology 2
Chemistry, General 2
Economics, General 2
Reading Teacher Education 2
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities 2
Nursing Practice 2
History, General 1
Analytical Chemistry 1
Nursing Administration 1
Grand Total 840 405 45
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 24% 23% 25%
  • Full-time retention rate - 58%

Publications & Citations

Publications
953
Citations
12,258

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
334 / 1,907
Medicine
260 / 4,617
Psychology
236 / 5,963
Business
154 / 2,089
Computer Science
120 / 1,484
Environmental Science
76 / 2,226
Political Science
71 / 58
Art & Design
67 / 791
Health Science
65 / 422
Economics
63 / 515
Social Psychology
62 / 2,836
Mathematics
58 / 386
Sociology
55 / 501
Education Majors
54 / 710
Child Psychology
51 / 3,036
Chemistry
49 / 788
Biology
44 / 376
Engineering
43 / 1,001
Demography
43 / 495
Clinical Psychology
42 / 676
Physical Therapy
40 / 160
Math Teachers
39 / 218
Communications and Public Relations
29 / 366
History
27 / 3
Healthcare Management (MHA)
26 / 399
Geography and Cartography
24 / 394
Library and Information science
23 / 8
Nursing
23 / 311
Family medicine
21 / 273
Gerontology
20 / 237
Ecology
19 / 1,380
Finance
19 / 280
Public Health
18 / 336
Management Information Systems
18 / 8
Law
18 / 94
Environmental Chemistry
17 / 510
Criminology and Criminal Justice
16 / 20
Gender Studies
16 / 101
Psychiatry
16 / 90
Cognitive Science
14 / 417

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 118
1992 17 81
1993 11 114
1994 10 85
1995 7 100
1996 6 101
1997 9 99
1998 4 126
1999 14 116
2000 6 154
2001 5 125
2002 13 161
2003 15 142
2004 19 197
2005 13 215
2006 22 308
2007 21 339
2008 22 399
2009 28 419
2010 53 513
2011 61 654
2012 68 720
2013 54 867
2014 72 895
2015 117 978
2016 98 927
2017 42 1013
2018 59 939
2019 50 1063
2020 61 1206
2021 76 1472

Notable alumni

  1. Sheryl Underwood

    Sheryl Underwood
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorradio personality
    Biography

    Sheryl Patrice Underwood is an American comedian, actress and television host. She first rose to prominence in the comedy world as the first female finalist in 1989's Miller Lite Comedy Search. Currently, Underwood is one of the hosts on the CBS Daytime talk show The Talk, a role she first stepped into in September 2011.

  2. Debbie Halvorson

    Debbie Halvorson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in Governors State University
    In 2001 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    In 2003 graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianbusiness executive
    Biography

    Deborah L. Halvorson is an American politician who served as the U.S. representative for Illinois's 11th congressional district from 2009 until 2011. Previously, she served in the Illinois Senate from 1997 through 2009. She is a member of the Democratic Party. In September 2011, she filed to run in the newly redistricted 2nd congressional district but was defeated in the Democratic primary by the incumbent, Jesse Jackson Jr.

  3. Marcus C. Evans, Jr

    Marcus C. Evans, Jr
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Marcus C. Evans Jr. is an American politician currently serving as Illinois state representative for the 33rd district. The 33rd district includes all or parts of the Burnside and Chatham neighborhoods of Chicago along with the suburbs of Burnham, Calumet City, Lansing, Lynwood and Sauk Village.

  4. Joseph C. Szabo

    Joseph C. Szabo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    conductor
    Biography

    Joseph C. Szabo is a former government official who was the twelfth Federal Railroad Administrator of the United States. Nominated by President Barack Obama on March 20, 2009, he was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 29, 2009. Safety was the top priority of his administration. He stepped down from the position on January 9, 2015 and Sarah Feinberg became the Acting Administrator on January 12, 2015, and subsequently the permanent Administrator.

  5. Jason Ervin

    Jason Ervin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jason C. Ervin is the current alderman for Chicago’s 28th Ward. The 28th Ward is located on the West Side of Chicago.

  6. Carl Hoecker

    Carl Hoecker
    Occupations
    police officer
    Biography

    Carl W. Hoecker is the Inspector General of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He has over 30 years experience as a criminal investigator and is also a certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner.

General info

Alternative names GSU
Founded 1969
Colors black, white
Academic Calendar September to August (September - December; January-April; May-August)
Total FTE staff 789
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 1 University Pky
University Park, Illinois, 60484
United States
City population 7,000
Phone 7085345000
Fax +1 (708) 534 8399

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